The ‘sad and inevitable’ way Prince George will be forced to grow apart from his siblings

The little royal is set to take a different path

Prince George
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Before the late Queen Elizabeth II passed away in September, it was noted that she had made some subtle changes within the structure of the monarchy. As well as distributing some of her patronages to other members of the family over the last few years, she also announced that the then-Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla would be titled Queen when Charles became King.  

Charles celebrated his coronation in May, and the line of succession has subsequently shifted. His son, Prince William, is now the heir and his eldest grandson, Prince George, is second in line to the throne.

Although he is only ten years old, royal experts believe that George is already starting to prepare for his future role - and that these preparations will have an impact on his relationships with his two younger siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

When William and Harry were younger, much was made of the brothers being 'an heir and a spare' - something which was discussed in the Duke of Sussex's memoir - and it is also something that Princess Margaret, the late Queen's sister, is said to have struggled with.

Last year, royal expert Daniela Elser wrote for explaining how George will be forced to grow apart from his siblings in the very near future.

She explained that 'a lifetime of reigning and parliament opening' is ahead of George, saying: "He will get to be handy with a sword for the odd-spot of knighting and faces decade upon decade of having to endure weekly audiences with the Prime Minister of the day.

"To wit, his future is set in perfect Cumbrian stone. The opposite is true for Charlotte and George.

"While as children, as it was for William and Harry when they were tiny royal mites, all three of the Cambridge kids are being raised equally, the inherent disparity between George and his siblings will make itself horribly known in the years to come.

"It is inevitable – sad and inevitable."

However, she claims that the Prince and Princess of Wales - who are used to doing things their own way - will handle the 'spare' conundrum differently, and believes that Charlotte and Louis will play very important roles within the monarchy as they will be 'lumped with the entire responsibility of making the monarchy in any way seem relevant to younger Britons'.

Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.